Saturday, March 24, 2007

Scenes from A Samar-Leyte Journey

My journey to Samar-Leyte islands started in Cubao Bus terminal where I rode in an air-conditioned bus. I still refuse to ride by airplane as I prefer to travel by land and get to experience the joy of traveling with the local folks. Never mind the length of road-trip nor the utter exhaustion that it entails. For me land travel is still the best!


Bus terminal in Pasay as the passengers ready for the trip to Tacloban


A HighWay scenery in Calamba, Laguna Province. That
mountain in the background is Mount Makiling.

The beautiful Lamon Bay, in Quezon province. I'm sure I will not see
this beautiful view if I'm on an airplane 20,000 feet above.


Maharlika Hi-way along the way to Catbalogan, Samar.


One of the restrooms to be found during stop-overs of buses going south.


The ferry leaving the harbor at Matnog, Sorsogon

Passengers boarding the ferry to Allen, Northern Samar



The Coin Divers of Allen, Northern Samar. The kids wait for the ferry
passengers to throw coins into the sea and they will race for it to get it.

Early morning in Calbayog City, Samar


Seafoods are cheap and bountiful in Tacloban, Leyte


Bagacay Beach, Calbayog City, Samar


The famous Malajog Beach, Samar


Trike drivers, Calbayog City


Rizal Monument, Calbayog City plaza


On the way to Catbalogan, Samar


Calbayog City at night



A beautiful nipa house called locally as Bahay Kubo.
It is spacious and cool inside.

A native sari-sari store in Allen, Samar


The beautiful Malajog Beach.


The moon shines brightly over Tacloban Inn,
Tacloban, Leyte. This is where I stayed in Tacloban City.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

yun nakabalik din..ang galing bro. ganda ng scenery talga sa probinsya. ahhh..nakaka home sick

germs said...

how was the vacation bro? mukang enjoy na enjoy ka ah.

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Leah said...

hey, welcome back!!!!
And a barage of awesome photos for starters... Kakamiss ang beach. Love the silvery moon and kakatawa naman yun CR signs. May bayad pa?!

Sidney said...

Hey! You are BACK!
It seems you come back from paradise!

Mari said...

Welcome back, Dennis. We've been waiting and waiting for you; we miss you and, of course, your photos. I love the pictures: the house, the toilets...ha ha, the beach and all the scenery. Makes me homesick...again.

jhenny said...

welcome back :)

nice pics ha...you seemed to enjoy your vacation.. my parents are from samar, my mom is from catbalogan, samar :) tagal na me ndi nakaka-uwi sa province namin, last na vacation namin 2nd yr hi-skul me :)

Anonymous said...

bro,
Maligayang pagbabalik!!!mis ko na yung mga kwento...hope to see more pics from calbayog, your camera might have captured my once upon a time, shall I say "calbayog dream girl"...me again, anonymous

dodongflores said...

Hey, Pareng Dennis!!! At long last (and not so long)and your back! YOu've got awesome photo collections here...
I hope to be with you in your future adventures...

dodongflores said...

Hanep ang Bagacay Beach photo, Pareng Dennis! Puwedeng pang-postcard!!!

lady cess said...

wow, super ganda ng pics. yup, i think thats makiling.

Gil said...

Hi Bro Dennis,

The Lamon Bay shot is amazing. A truly original Philippine scenery. I also like the shot of the in-laws nipa hut. A simple yet beautiful life.

Gina said...

Dennis!!!!!
Ano ba 'to? Bakit nahuli yata ako dito? Have been checking your site but everytime I opened the page, it's your last blog entry prior to your leaving for the province, that I see... Anyway, better late than never ano??? Nakaka-homesick na naman itong pics mo! Seeing all the familiar places and the simpler way of living...I miss tuloy Bagacay Beach- just 10 mins. motorbike ride from home! We go to Malajog Beach on really special occasions =)

Anonymous said...

thanks for appreciating our town... there's still a lot of place you haven't seen... calbayog is a city of falls... check out bangon and tarangban falls next time you visit... you'll never regret the hike...

tintin said...

hi!!!!!!!! ngyn k lng nalman n pwde pla mkita ang mga lungsod n hnd p nkkita o nppuntahan ng mga tao.. tinuruan lng ako ng kapatid ng amo k d2 s manila...mssabi k lng n ang CALBAYOG ay hnd gganda ang mga tanawin ngyn kng hnd ang aming Mayor Mel Senen Sarmiento at c Cong.Reynaldo Uy...kya mlaki ang pssalamt ng mga taga CALBAYOGNON s knilang team up ng Leberal Party,kc nagkakaisa cla pra s kbutihan ng mamamayan ng CALBAYOG.. kilala nla ako malamang shil s background ng pamilya k n ngpalaki skin n NONATO FAMILY... ako nga pla c tintin...... salamat!!!!!!!! at Merry X-Mass advance & Happy New Year!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi ! wonderful pics. Nakaka-miss sobra an calbayog. Labi na an mga seafoods na fresh pati adtu na mga naka botelya karasa naman la para tutukan : )

I wished makabakasyon ak balik sa calbayog ngan makasakay san trysikol naton dida. Akon nanay is from calbayog sa capoocan then nag-moved na kami sa cebu kay akon tatay cebuano. Mingaw na ak sobra san calbayog pati an mga kakanin sa matobato...botche,pilipit pati damu pa.

Thanks san imo site baga na liwat ak an nakabiyahe san calbayog pagkita san imu mga pics...great!

God bless,
LMM
San Francisco USA

Cows Get By said...

Sir, anggaling niyo po kumuha ng photos, nangungusap po, follow ko po kayo, thanks for sharing!